Friday, December 21, 2007


Tis the season to go shopping,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

That’s right and if you are like me, then the next few days is going to be loaded with lots of fun shopping. Now in order to prepare yourself to get through these next few days of standing in long line ups, sprinting from store to store or fighting other shopping combatants for the last Wii on the shelf, then you are going to need to fuel yourself with the proper nutrition.

Eat a healthy breakfast before you go shopping. This should be one of your largest meals of the day and the most important. Eating a healthy breakfast is crucial for providing the correct fuel to get you going. Your body has been fasting for 6-10 hours from sleeping and is primed for re-fueling.

Researchers have found that people who ate breakfast every day were a third less likely to be obese compared to those who skipped the meal. In addition, they were half as likely to have blood-sugar problems, which increase the risk of developing diabetes or having high cholesterol, which is a known risk factor for heart disease. The researchers believe that eating first thing in the morning may help to stabilize blood sugar levels, which regulate appetite and energy. They suggest people who eat breakfast are less likely to be hungry during the rest of the day and are, therefore, less likely to overeat.

Also take a protein smoothie with you on your shopping spree and walk around sipping on this delicious treat. Using a blender, add 2 cups of milk or water, 1 scoop of protein powder, 1 cup of your favorite fruit and some ice. This smoothie will cure your sweet tooth and keep you busy while passing all of the tempting unhealthy foods.

Remember a pre-shopping meal will help you avoid making the bad choices you may choose if you're very hungry and have a hard time avoiding sweet or salty temptations.

Good Luck on your journey and read more great articles -

Funk’s favourite breakfast recipe
Golden Egg White Omelets with Spinach and Cheese– from

Funk Roberts
Don’t Rush the Beat!

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